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Lithium And Depakote Combination
How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?
That is quite: individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. ...Read more
Divalproex, is a seizure medicine, the generic name is valporic acid, it has been in the market as an antiseizure medicine for long time, it is a good medicine, helps to control almost all types of common seizures, partial, generalized, absence, myoclonic, atonic, ..Etc.It can be used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric patients. It has adverse effects on the liver, ...Read more
Can you take Depakote and Topamax (topiramate) together? Is 500mg Depakote safe with 50mg of Topamax (topiramate)?
Yes & yes, BUT...: ...you didn't just wander into a pharmacy and made an impulse purchase. You got Rxs from a doctor for a reason, not just on a whim. Why are you trying to go around him/her? Asking anyone other than the MD who knows you and who knows the rationale for your treatment is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. You are entitled to an explanation in terms you understand FROM YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more
Interactions occur:: Combinations may increase risk of side effects: Lamotrigine + Depakote: skin rash, restlessness, seizures, tremors, muscle weakness, and staggering walk. Lamotrigine + Lurasidone: dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Lurasidone + Depakote: dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Work with prescriber. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
Psychiatrist prescribed clonazepam, paroxetine, fluoxetine, divalproex sodium and promethazine chlorhydrate. All together! can they really be mixed?
Sister in Emergency!: Call 911. Get sister to emergency room now! the meds all have sedative properties, and can, create heart rhythm disturbances this combination can be lethal especially if she stops breathing or vomits and loses her open breathing tube. Clear it.Her judgment is impaired. Take meds & control. How many she has taken? What about alcohol? Will be hlpful to docs in er. Pls watch breathng. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
It can be.: Trileptal can function well as a mood stabilizer for many individuals with bipolar disorder. If the mood stabilizer alone does not control the condition and residual depression remains some doctors will add in an antidepressant such as effexor (venlafaxine). The real answer is in the experience. If your moods are stable and your side effects minimal, then the answer is yes! ...Read more
Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You might try all sorts of combinations under the watchful guidance of your psychiatrist. In your case the difficult decisions will have more to do with the Ativan (lorazepam) (1 mg twice a day) as you might be experiencing problems with rebound anxiety and precipitation of depression. Don't make any medication changes without consulting with your doctor. ...Read more
What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?
Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, i think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more
Would a good combination to treat schizoaffective disorder be haldol, (haloperidol) lithium sertraline and propranolol?
Your Dr says what?: The drugs you list can have serious bad combo effects but your Dr may know your case best. If you doubt this, read here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoaffective-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20029221 and ask about Invega (paliperidone). Also, you can get a referral to another Dr you'd trust more. This is a hard challenge but not impossible. Add CBT to help too. ...Read more
Lithium: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Besides Abilify (aripiprazole) and seroquil, what other meds are used in conjunction with anti-depressants to treat mdd?
Lithium vs lamictal: For bipolar it depends on the individual situation. Lamictal needs to be titrated slowly to reduce the risks of Stevens Johnson Syndrome and other serious rashes. lithium and Tegretol can more rapidly brought to therapeutic levels. ( as can Depakote) One must watch for long term side effects like low sodium with Tegretol and kidney or thyroid issues witty Lithium ( weigh risks with your MD ) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
Depakote is the brand name for a medication known as valproic acid. It is most commonly used to treat seizures, though it can also be used as a mood stabilizer in certain psychiatric disorders. It is used to treat multiple seizure types and can be used alone or with other seizure medications if needed. Common side effects include nausea, dizziness, ...Read more